Some years ago, when Cobol was the great white programming hope, one heard much talk of the possibility of executives being able to read programs. With the perspective of time, we can see that this claim was merely intended to attract the funds of executives who hoped to free themselves from bondage to their programmers. Nobody can seriously have believed that executives could read programs. Why should they? Even programmers do not read programs.

The Psychology of Computer Programming: Silver Anniversary Edition by Gerald M. Weinberg

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